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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Week 301 Menu

Remember my little friend Lucy? She just had her birthday and she is FOUR years old! Keep in mind this is twice as long as her doctors’ prediction three years ago…we told you Lucy is a fighter! Lucy shares a birthday with her older sister, Jocey, and we had the opportunity to attend their birthday party yesterday. Jocey wanted a dog cake, Lucy wanted My Little Pony…so they got both! Their gorgeous and adorable cake came from Studio Cake in Menlo Park and it was absolutely perfect.

I think my favorite part of the party, though, was watching Jocey and Lucy interact. Lucy watching Jocey blow out their candles, Jocey cuddling with Lucy over and over again…words can’t describe.

By the way, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation has raised over $100,000 so far through the Santa Barbara Marathon, which is in two weeks! For those of you who donated to Lucy’s mom Cherisse for her run, thank you!!!

Menu time!

Pot Roast
– Potatoes and another veggie

Hunt’s Bruschetta Chicken Skillet
– Pasta and salad

– Happy Halloween! Pizza before we hit the streets!

– Eat out after soccer practice

– Lasagna

– Leftovers

Frittata (tomato, cheese, bell pepper)
– Whole wheat toast and some fresh fruit

You know the drill, folks. We want to see your menus, so get posting! 


  1. 1

    What a special birthday party! How sweet sisters are!

    Sunday – Delmonico steaks, was hoping on the grill but the rain has started, with loaded baked potatoes
    Monday – Chicken and vegetable stir fry
    Tuesday – Salmon Chowder and salad
    Wednesday – Chili with cornbread “Happy Halloween”
    Thursday – Corndogs with baked mac and cheese & veggies and dip
    Friday – Chicken alfredo with penne pasta and salad
    Saturday – Leftovers

  2. Those girls are so cute! I must admit: this is the first menu in weeks I’ve thoughtfully planned out. Lately, it’s been “Ahhh!!! It’s Sunday night! What are we going to eat this week?!”

    Sunday: Roasted chicken and crescent rolls
    Monday: Veggie egg cups
    Tuesday: Spinach, chicken, & white bean crescent roll-ups
    Wednesday: Baked potato in slow cooker
    Thursday: Chicken with vegetable kabobs over rice
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

  3. 3

    I love that last photo of the girls together, so sweet! Looks like a perfect birthday party.
    Mon: Pasta with kale, chilli and garlic
    Tue: Chicken curry and rice
    Wed: Baked potatoes, pesto and goat’s cheese, salad
    Thur: Take out pizza before seeing James Bond
    Fri-Sun: Away for a family wedding.

  4. 4

    Sunday – husband not feeling well, so making him chicken soup!
    Monday – bracing for the hurricane! mac and cheese (something comforting!)
    Tuesday – leftovers
    Wednesday – chili
    Thursday – the dog has a vet visit so I think we’ll go out afterwards
    Friday – chicken ( not sure how)
    Saturday ?

  5. what a sweet birthday party…those dear sisters.

    Monday: roasted chicken
    Tuesday: breakfast for dinner [probably a frittata]
    Wednesday: Sweet Potato & Chorizo Chile Mac
    Thursday: Chicken & Refried Beans Burritos
    Friday: leftovers/fro yo date!
    Saturday: Apple Chicken
    Sunday: appetizers and desserts at church

  6. I just read Lucy’s story what a wonderful, amazing little girl! your life must be so blessed to know her and be a part of her life!

    Sunday: no clue I really want to go out for some soup! wonder if I can talk hubby into it? if not something easy I don’t want cook

    Monday: Burritos, Spanish Rice and Beans

    Tuesday: Lasagna Rolls, Bread and Veggie

    Wednesday: Pizza since trick or treat will be happening (we don’t go out but we do hand out candy)

    Thursday: Salmon, baked potato and veggie for hubby; Chicken, Fries and Carrots for kids; Big Baked Sweet Potato for Me

    Friday: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese sandwiches

    Saturday: Breakfast for dinner: Eggs, Waffles and Bacon for the meat eaters 🙂

  7. 7

    What a wonderful story.
    Sunday Still not sure maybe pizza.
    Monday beef potpie,
    tuesday chicken and rice,
    Wednesday I have no idea what my plans are as I may hang with some friends,
    Thursday soup of some kind,
    Friday Speghetti with sauce made from the garden’s tomatoes
    Saturday I don’t usually think quite that far ahead, but prob left overs.

  8. 8

    Monday – Baked penne
    Tuesday – Quesadillas and fruit/smoothies
    Weds. – Pizza and veggies and dip, before trick or treating
    Thursday – Soup and bread
    Friday – Black bean and ground turkey enchiladas
    Saturday – Baked potato bar
    Sunday – Korean beef, broccoli

  9. 9
    Jen Schulte

    What an inspiring story, those sisters touched my heart today. 🙂

    Our plans:
    Sunday – grilled salmon, spinach, cous cous
    Monday – breakfast as dinner (hash browns, sausage, pancakes)
    Tuesday – going out for a fundraiser to Buffalo Wild Wings
    Weds – sloppy joes and green beans then trick-or-treat!
    Thurs – baked potatoes as the main course, with crumbled bacon, chives, sour cream and steamed broccoli
    Friday – grilled pork chops, applesauce, any leftover potato action!
    Saturday – pizza night

  10. 10

    Such sweet sisters! I can only hope that under such circumstances, my girls would be as loving, because right now- not so much.
    Sunday- We kind of snacked this afternoon, so I didn’t cook. Everyone is doing something different, anyway.
    Monday- something chicken?
    Tuesday- roasted porktenderloin
    Wednesday- sandwiches and chips and fruit (the only day this week I fully planned out!)
    Thursday- baked ziti
    Friday- pizza bites

  11. 11

    Sunday – Crockpot chicken and rice
    Monday – hurricane? I defosted sliders and chicken so I can
    cook on the grill if I have to.
    Tues – let’s hope we have power – chicken risotto
    Wed – takeout
    Thur – sloppy joe
    Fri – out
    Sat – out

  12. 12

    Monday – whole wheat pasta with homemade tomato sauce
    Tuesday – hubby gone, either meatballs or potstickers
    Wednesday – pizza before trick-o-treating
    Thursday – sweet chili glazed salmon
    Friday – mu shu chicken
    Saturday – out
    Sunday – honey lime tilapia

  13. 13

    Sunday: pot roast, mashed potatoes, carrots

    Monday: Breakfast for Dinner: eggs, hashbrowns, toast

    Tuesday: Butternut squash risotto, salad

    Wednesday: Halloween. Hubby cooks.Tacos, chips and salsa, fruit

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Spicy ravioli with pesto, garlic breadsticks, salad

    Friday: Pizza night, salad

    Saturday: Saturday Night Steak Night at my parents

  14. 14
    Lynn BB

    Sunday: Venison stew, trying to get rid of last year’s in case my husband is successful this November
    Monday: Cheeseburgers
    Tuesday: Turkey and bean enchiladas
    Wednesday: Creamy taco mac
    Thursday: Pork tenderloin, broccoli, mashed potatoes
    Friday: Not sure, hubby and I are leaving for Clearwater, FL on Saturday for a four-day mini vacation

  15. 15

    Monday – pasta with mince (lots of veggies in the mince) + green salad
    Tuesday – chicken stirfry with brown rice
    Wednesday – chicken salad with toast
    Thursday – stuffed chicken, mash, green beans with cucumber and tomato
    Friday – homemade beef burgers with oven baked chips
    Saturday – bacon and mushroom pizza with avo
    Sunday – out

  16. 16

    Sunday – Grilled chicken sandwiches, pretzels, fruit
    Monday – Sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions
    Tuesday – Beef and Noodles
    Wednesday – Crock-pot chicken and noodles
    Thursday – Pasta with Italian sausage and peppers
    Friday – Hamburgers, oven fries, green beans
    Saturday – Out to Eat or Leftovers

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    Angie M

    With the wedding in less than a year, we are doing everything we can to save money. So, here goes…

    Sun – pizza & football w/ friends
    Mon – green chile cheeseburgers w/ sweet potato fries
    Tue – chicken & sausage jambalaya
    Wed – Texas red chili
    Thu – leftover jambalaya
    Fri – dinner out w/ friends @ Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove
    Sat – leftover chili

  18. 18

    Sunday — beef stew in crock pot
    Monday — pork and vegetable stir fry with ginger & pineapple
    Tuesday — shredded beef tacos with all the fixings
    Wednesday — taco soup or chili before trick-or-treating
    Thursday — Pasta w/ marinara & meatballs, green salad
    Friday — leftovers
    Saturday — chicken noodle soup (using a costco chicken for this), good bread

  19. 19

    great ideas! thanks so much!!! i’ve been at a loss the past several weeks, so i’m glad to steal some ideas so that our family can eat dinner this week. 🙂

    pot roast with veggies and crescent rolls
    sloppy joes w/ green beans
    lasagna and french bread
    chili and cornbread muffins
    hot dogs and corn and chocolate ice cream (birthday dinner request for a 3-y-o on 10/31!)
    taco soup

  20. 20

    This is my first time posting a weekly menu! I love your site! I make checking it my Sunday night fun time to myself once my kids go to bed!!!

    Sunday: Fish Tacos
    Monday: Pumpkin shaped pumpkin pancakes, ghost shaped sausage patties, and some kind of potatoes haven’t figured them out yet!
    Tuesday: Mummy meatloaf, baked squash and one other side!
    Wednesday: Pizza since we will be trick or treating with our daughters and then visiting family!
    Thursday: Grilled cheese and tomato soup
    Friday: Chicken with salsa black beans and rice in crockpot then after it’s done add sour cream and cheese! So good over crispy tortillas or wrapped up like a burrito!!
    Saturday: TBD Maybe BLTA

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    Mon: Beef Stew & Crusty Bread (BF cooks)
    Tues: King Ranch Chicken Casserole, Garden Salad with Avocado Dressing
    Wed: Zuppa Toscana & Tomato-Garlic Bread
    Thurs: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice, Tomato-Cucumber Salad
    Fri: Work late
    Sat: Work late
    Sun: Chili & Cornbread (BF cooks)

  22. 23

    omgosh what heartwarming bday party pics!

    Sat – family party
    Sun – leftovers from family party
    Mon – Tom Kha Gai variation.. w/ leeks & swiss chard
    Tues – Asian pork & pea pods over rice
    Wed – halloween! dinner @ mom’s.
    Thurs – baked haddock, green beans, roasted squash
    Fri – oven fried eggplant & pasta

  23. 24
    Jane Maynard

    geesh, I never responded to any of your wonderful comments last week! thanks for posting, as usual! so grateful for all of your participation!!!

  24. 25

    I love your updates on lovely Lucy and her wonderful, amazing family! Keep em coming!

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